Institute of Education, University of London
University of Southampton
Information about Chris
Offering tuition primarily for Mathematics GCSE, A-level, Further Maths A-Level, Oxbridge entrance etc. All Maths and Further Maths modules covered including Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Mechanics and Decision Maths. Physics and Chemistry also possible.
Availability: Recently retired so wide availability.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: 40 years experience teaching in comprehensive schools, sixth form college, independent schools particularly of exam classes. Also substantial experience of tutoring one to one.
Feedback For Chris (2)
Chris is a fantastic and experienced tutor. He makes science / maths enjoyable and applicable to real life problems. My son really enjoyed working with Chris and has benefited from the lessons very quickly!
There is no doubt that Chris is extremely knowledgeable about his subject. I felt that more hands on/practice for my son would have been a better approach rather than Chris doing past papers himself and showing his method. It caused more confusion as he was shown different techniques to those taught by his regular school tutors and I dont feel we improved his confidence or knowledge.
Tutors Response :
I have only just caught up with this feedback following a busy Summer. I spent one hour with your son in the Easter holiday, only a few weeks before the final exam. We went through a past paper which I explained was essentially a diagnostic session to see where the problems lay. From my point of view the aim was to categorise the syllabus areas as:
1. Areas understood and on which he could write good solutions to problems.
2. Areas understood but where solutions were still partial or problematic.
3. Areas only partially understood.
4. Areas remaining opaque.
In consequence much of the time was spent assessing his reaction to my demonstration of the methods involved. As time was of the essence we would then have focused on category 2. - the areas where the most rapid improvement in his marks could be made.
For this first session therefore extending his knowledge and understanding was secondary to my gaining an overview of his needs. Obviously in subsequent sessions he would have been doing much more of the work himself.